Summer Setting Trends

Get ahead of the rest this summer by capturing the latest in outdoor trends.  We’ve lined up some of our favourite current trends for a closer look at what’s in-store for our Kiwi summer!

The closer we get to summer, the more we look forward to getting our backyard ready for fun, warm nights of entertaining on the deck with family and friends.  But what’s on trend in furniture and colour for your outdoor area this summer?  What should be some of your décor essentials?  We’ve compiled our top finds and favourites for you right here…


Country Coastal

Thoughts of warm sand dunes, sea spray and sunny skies help to bring this look together.  Furniture featuring open weaves in taupe and straw tones are the key elements here.  Warm woods that feature a soft grained slightly worn look can then complemented by illustrative prints, ocean and French blues, seaweed greens and light corals.

Industrial Edged

One trend that’s experienced a great following indoors is now making its way out to our deck areas; industrial textures in unfinished materials like metal and wood with hardware detailing are the defining characteristics of this style.  Latticed or basket weave remain some of the top on-trend choices when choosing cast furniture.

Minimally Modern

Clean, simple silhouettes make it easy to pick out which style you want to incorporate into your outdoor entertaining area.  Starting with a classically simple designed chaise lounge, you’re then free to give it a bold contemporary edge by introduction bright pops of colour in the form of cushions; or maybe even a global feel through boldly intricate prints and patterns.

Carefree Composition

Don’t be afraid to mix it up and show-off your personality and infinite possibilities with a range of accessories for unique eclectic looks!  Mix and match textures and seating options to create interest.  See if you can breathe new life into an old favourite through a new coat of paint, or set about creating your own piece of DIY furniture.

Outdoor Warmth

Across all style categories, incorporating a fire pit or fire table to your overall look is one of the most popular outdoor entertaining trends right now and with good reason!  Not only do they help to create ambience once the sun finally goes down, they help to ensure your backyard area is usable year-round.

For more outdoor design inspiration and to view products or furnishings that are perfect for summer entertaining; head along to the Canterbury Home Show, 13th – 15th October at the Horncastle Arena, Addington.  Book your tickets now at www.canterburyhomeshow.co.nz.